Richard Nixon conducted a number of acts against his enemies ranging from an assasination attempt agains a journalist and having the IRS go after anti-war activists. We talk about these incidents and the relevance that they may have for us today with historian, journalist and author Rick Perlstein.
Perlstein is the author of “Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus,” “Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America. And “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.” Rick is a contributing writer at the Nation, The Baffler, In These times, Mother Jones and several other journals. His latest piece in the New Republic is “He’s Making a List: Trump is more paranoid and dangerous than Nixon.”